Tomorrow I will be working with researcher Charles Limb in his research on creative improvisation. Me and a few of my MICA illustration colleagues were invited last week to come to Johns Hopkins and draw while having our brains scanned. Ummmm, yes, please! It’s my Sheldon Cooper dream come true.
Mr. Limb gave a TedTalk last year on his research with jazz musicians and rappers. The premise is the same…perform with a controlled piece and then perform while improvising a piece while in an FMRI scanner. The illustrators that are participating will draw photographs exactly as they see it and then draw caricatures of that photograph. Controlled action versus improvisation.
Here is a video of Mr. Limb’s TedTalk, “Your Brain on Improv”. I will post thoughts on my experience tomorrow~